Justin Walker, Conductor
Justin Walker is the conductor and artistic director of the Brevard Chorale. Mr. Walker received his Bachelor of Music Performance in Voice from the University of North Florida and his Master of Music in Choral Conducting at the University of Louisville.
Mr. Walker performed with the Chorale in 2008 under the direction of Mark Maslin, and later Jim Boyles, his predecessor. Since his departure in 2010, he has performed professionally with the Louisville Chamber Choir, competed internationally with the University of Louisville Cardinal Singers, and conducted various collegiate ensembles at the University of Louisville and the University of North Florida. Currently, Mr. Walker serves as music director at Pineda Presbyterian Church, where he leads both the Chancel Choir and Worship Band. He returned to the Brevard Chorale in 2022 as conductor following the retirement of Jim Boyles.
Mrs. Jean M. Black, Accompanist
Jean is a Brevard County native, born in Rockledge. She began studying piano under the tutelage of Connie Trainor, with whom she studied from the age of five through high school. During her school years, Jean sang with her family, played handbells, and began playing the flute, but piano was still her first love. By age fifteen, she was the accompanist for the Titusville High School Madrigals. Upon her graduation, she attended The Florida State University where she minored in music while pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film from the School of Motion Picture, Television, and Recording Arts. In the past twenty-five years, Jean has earned a reputation for excellence as a collaborative pianist working with Brevard County public school choirs and soloists, band and orchestra students, and theatrical productions at the Cocoa Village Playhouse, Titusville Playhouse, and the Henegar Center. In 2016, she had the privilege of playing keyboard at The Dr. Philips Center in Orlando for the National Tour
of “Wicked.” She is the principal pianist and keyboardist of the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra and works frequently with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Central Florida Winds, Orlando Light Opera, Opera del Sol, Central Florida Vocal Arts, Riverside
Chamber Orchestra, and Riverside Community Chorus. She is the accompanist for the Brevard Chorale at Eastern Florida State College and serves in the worship arts ministry at Indian River City United Methodist Church as a pianist and singer.
“To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable” —Ludwig von Beethoven
Mrs. Linda Kay Cox, Accompanist
Linda Kay Cox is a multi-talented musician having received both Bachelor and Masters of Music Degrees from the Florida State University. She pursued additional post graduate studies at FSU and Westminster Choir College. The major portion of her career has been spent as a church and synagogue musician both as a vocalist and pianist/organist. Through the years she has taught private voice, as well. She participates as a singer/soloist with the Chorale and is part of the music ministry with St. Mark's Episcopal Choir in Rockledge.